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1 Ben and Stephen and Nick
A quiz on some of my favorite modern British authors. Nothing too high-brow here - what these men have in common is readability and wit.
10 Q
Aug 24 05
2649 plays
2 London In Literature
Naturally enough, a lot of English literature is concerned with the capital, and many authors are intimately associated with the city. Here is a quiz on London in literature from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries.
15 Q
Nov 20 02
2418 plays
3 Famous First Words : Great British Novels
This is the second installment in my "Famous First Words" series. I'll give you some clues, then the first line of a British novel, you just pick the title and author. Watch out: in question ten, I'll give you the author, you pick the novel!
10 Q
Sep 11 12
795 plays
4 Writer's Bloc
There is writer's block, and then there is a writer's bloc, an informal grouping of writers with a common association, in this case, all British. See if you can put together these authors or their works from the clues and pictures provided.
10 Q
Nov 27 14
411 plays
5 Yup, English and Irish Lit
Here are some questions on English and Irish writers, their works, etc., all trivialized for your safety and enjoyment. Enjoy!
15 Q
Nov 18 01
1719 plays
6 Scottish Literature
Robert Burns is possibly the most famous Scottish writer but there are plenty of others, see how well you know them.
15 Q
Dec 12 03
825 plays
7 Do You Know Your Early British Novels?
This quiz will cover only British novels (no poetry) up to the Modernist period. Good luck!
10 Q
May 01 09
1707 plays
8 Let Me Go Look
You might mutter these words as you delve into your collection of books to see who started their books with these words. This collection of words come from the start of various novels all written by British authors. Let's see which ones you recognise.
10 Q
Sep 25 13
408 plays
9 English Lit 101
See if you can recall facts about authors, poets and their works found in literature from the British Isles.
10 Q
Jun 12 11
729 plays
10 For Your Ayes Only
Aye, laddie - or lassie, as the case may be - a quiz about Scottish literature. Scottish authors, Scottish subjects, or Scottish settings. A wee bit of everything Scots related.
10 Q
Sep 25 13
399 plays
11 A Pictorial Guide to British Literature
A quiz about some popular British authors and their works, with pictorial clues to help you answer.
10 Q
Jan 01 15
537 plays
12 London Literary Allusions
You will need to know some literary history to do well in this quiz.
10 Q
Jun 27 11
369 plays
13 A Very British Book
There are books by British writers that are universal. Then there are books by British writers that reflect Britain in a particular time or period with astounding clarity.
10 Q
Dec 06 14
453 plays
14 Writers From Wales
Wales is a small country which has produced its share of well-known writers, poets and playwrights. Your challenge is to identify them from my clues.
10 Q
Apr 18 06
627 plays
15 Opening Lines from British Books
I will give you the opening line/s and name of the author. You should then choose from which of that author's books the quote has been taken.
10 Q
Feb 19 12
471 plays
16 A Picture of British Lit!
Using the pictures as clues, can you identify some of my all-time favorite books from English literature?
10 Q
Dec 08 14
612 plays
17 If All Else Fails
If all else fails, I can count on a good book from my home nation to take me to a better place. Here are some British favourites for you to peruse. Beware! Some plot spoilers lie in wait...
10 Q
Sep 25 13
363 plays
18 Post-War British Literature
After Second World War there were important changes in British Literature. There were the Angry Young Men. There were the voices from the ex-Empire.See for yourself what you still remember of those recent 'past times'.
10 Q
Nov 08 01
1182 plays
19 Brit Lit Puzzler
A brief tour of some British authors and their works. Your task is, using the photographic clue and any hints, to work out who they are or what they wrote.
10 Q
Dec 07 14
495 plays
20 19th Century British Lit
Your high school teacher would be so proud... or not!
Very Difficult
20 Q
Mar 19 01
2187 plays
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Last Updated Jun 19 15 9:38 PM

Some sample questions from this category:

* The Alicia Silverstone movie 'Clueless' was based on which Jane Austen novel?
* In which Dickens novel about the civil court system of Victorian England was a character disposed of by 'spontaneous combustion'?
* In which whiny poem does Coleridge lament his injured foot, and the fact that it keeps him from accompanying his friends?
* The sister of this poet is rumored by some, almost certainly falsely, to have had incestuous desires toward her brother.
* Anthony Trollope's 'Parliamentary' novels center on which character?

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